Amusing picture, via John Hussman:

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Category: Credit, Derivatives, Mathematics, Real Estate

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8 Responses to “Subprime Debt Values in a Recession”

  1. red95king says:

    Did you know Einstein wasn’t all that great in math (reletively speaking lol).

    Einstein had a lot of help from his mathematician friend Marcel Grossmann.

  2. bt says:

    Einstein was referring to German subprime, so it won’t matter here. That is how permabulls would rationalize it :-)

  3. Ross says:

    Actually the formula expressed on the chalk board is approximately what was actually done!

  4. Stormrunner says:

    Einstein’s miracle of compound interest working both sides of the equation, the up as well as the down.

  5. Francois says:

    V = 0 ?

    Lucky cookies!

    Imagine if V < 0?

    Ouch!

  6. Rich Lather says:

    http://www.hetemeel.com/einsteinform.php

    There’s also one for church signs.

  7. DavidB says:

    Oh come on. It doesn’t take a genius to figure THAT out!

    (:

  8. Bob Misko says:

    The underlying asset will always determine the value of the financial instrument. Even if the house falls down, the land is worth something. My guess is $.25 – $.30 on the dollar as a ballpark to the loan value. Wait a couple of years (2010) and walk into your local bank. By that time they will realize the “value” of these properties and be happy to talk to you.
    Happy investing.